My new wilderness quest

Virtually everyone who knows me knows about my ongoing quest to visit every National Park Service site

Well, I’ve decided to add a similar quest: visiting every designated wilderness area in Arizona.  all 90(!) of them. Whew—that’s a lot.

Check out an interactive map of each designated Wilderness Area in Arizona.

Despite hiking for more than a decade, I’ve hardly scratched the surface. That’s not too surprising, since many of these places are very remote and rugged, and often only accessible by well-equipped high clearance 4WD vehicles.

Given the sheer number, the transportation challenges, and the fact that many are located in desert regions (and therefore can only be visited during the few cooler months we have), this could take quite some time.

But that’s ok. This is a longer-term quest that I’m not racing to complete.